Mara Larson


An Oregon native, Mara grew up running the wonderfully muddy trails of the Pacific Northwest. Now her world lies in the remote and high peaks of the world. She start­ed out research­ing the brain at high alti­tude for NASA, based at Ever­est base camp. This led to her man­ag­ing climb­ing logis­tics on the moun­tain for over a decade. She’s assist­ed with Dis­cov­ery Chan­nel, the North Face, and on some of the high­est res­cues on the moun­tain, often aid­ing from above the ice­fall. In her downtime, she orga­nizes trail races and run­ning trips across the Himalaya and the Alps and works at devel­op­ing local run­ning tal­ent across Nepal. She’s run speed ascents on Aconcagua, stood on the podi­um in the Kath­man­du Marathon, and holds the International Moun­tain Leader cer­ti­fi­ca­tion from the British system. But most of all, she’s most pas­sion­ate about shar­ing her love of the high peaks with those just dipping their toes in!